ARLINGTON, Texas — A local electric company has donated hundreds of N95 medical masks to Texas Health Resources.
Twenty-three cases of face masks were hand-delivered to the Texas Health headquarters in Arlington. Winjie Miao met with representatives from DX Electric Company to thank them in person.
“We are so grateful for the kind gesture which adds to our currently adequate supply,” said Miao, senior executive vice president and chief experience officer of Texas Health. “It’s a great example of North Texans looking out for each other during this global pandemic.”
DX Electric Company has a stock of N95 masks and typically distributes them to industrial manufacturing companies.
“I knew we had to get them out of our inventory for industrial purposes and into the hospitals and care centers that need them to save lives,” said Beckey Fuller, president of DX Electric Company.
The masks are now with other Texas Health supply chain inventory and ready for usage.
Shaun Clinton, senior vice president of Supply Chain Management, said the system currently has an adequate supply of masks but “adding to our inventory at a time like this makes sense. If we ultimately don’t need them, we can provide for others in need.”
He added that individuals or organizations wanting to make donations should send a message to COVIDSupplies@TexasHealth.org. “We’ve got a team of people who are evaluating offers for donations. We truly appreciate people’s generosity and giving nature during this time,” he said.
The safety of patients and caregivers remains a top priority as Texas Health works to help stop the spread of COVID-19. The health system is carefully managing its resources, including personal protective equipment. System leaders encourage people to help each other during this global pandemic while practicing safe distancing and good hand hygiene.
Our camera was rolling when the masks were delivered. Watch the video below.
About Texas Health Resources
Texas Health Resources is a faith-based, nonprofit health system that cares for more patients in North Texas than any other provider. With a service area that consists of 16 counties and more than 7 million people, the system is committed to providing quality, coordinated care through its Texas Health Physicians Group and 26 hospital locations under the banners of Texas Health Presbyterian, Texas Health Arlington Memorial, Texas Health Harris Methodist and Texas Health Huguley. Texas Health access points and services, ranging from acute-care hospitals and trauma centers to outpatient facilities and home health and preventive services, provide the full continuum of care for all stages of life. The system has more than 4,000 licensed hospital beds, 6,200 physicians with active staff privileges and more than 25,000 employees. For more information about Texas Health, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit www.TexasHealth.org.